Norwegian plane lands in Sweden amid bomb scare
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Norwegian plane lands in Sweden amid bomb scare

Flight from Kastrup to Oslo makes emergency stop in Gothenburg after passenger claims to plant explosives in hold

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

View of a Boeing 737 in flight. (illustrative photo credit: Arpingstone, Wikimedia Commons)
View of a Boeing 737 in flight. (illustrative photo credit: Arpingstone, Wikimedia Commons)

A Norwegian Air Shuttle flight headed from Kastrup, Denmark to Oslo, Norway was forced to make an emergency landing in Sweden on Friday afternoon after a passenger claimed he had placed a bomb in the hold.

The plane, a Boeing 737, landed in Gothenburg late Friday afternoon.

The 94 passengers on board the plane were evacuated on landing while the aircraft was searched for suspicious items.

One suspicious item was found on board, and the passenger who initiated the bomb scare was removed from the plane, “secured” and handcuffed, according to police.

On police orders, the other passengers and crew were taken by bus to a safe distance, 1,000 meters away from the plane, as a specialist bomb team made its way to the scene.

No one was hurt in the incident, as of Friday evening.

Air traffic to and from Gothenburg’s Landvetter Airport was initially halted, but resumed on Friday evening after the Boeing aircraft was moved to a different location.

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